join us in Alamosa, the hub of the san luis valley, for a superhero-themed festival this year! ice sculptures of your favorite superheroes, the rio frio 5k on ice, a fire and ice bonfire, the savory grub n' pub, the polar plunge, and the new ice carousel + entertainment on ice highlight this year's festival!
Below is a summary of the events packed for a fun, family-friendly weekend full of adventure!
Friday, January 26 6:00pm-8:00pm
Moonlight Hike @ Cattails Golf Course
Join your fellow outdoor enthusiasts for a fun evening, hiking throughout the golf course trails. Normally, a Nordic Skiing event, we're determined to roll with Mother Nature's punches. Snacks, drinks and an outdoor fire will be available at Cattails Golf Course. For more information contact Adam Moore at (336) 607-4465.
Saturday, January 27 @ 10:00am
Ice Carousel and Entertainment @ Blanca Vista Ranch Ponds
The Ice Carousel, a new addition to the Ice Fest, is a large spinning circle of ice set on the frozen Blanca Vista Ponds. Join us for this free, epic outdoor festivity. A live DJ will keep our spirits high throughout this exciting escapade.
Saturday, January 27 @ 11:00am
Polar Plunge @ Blanca Vista Ranch Ponds
Who's ready to take the plunge?! Event participation is free! If you're not brave enough to jump in the icy cold waters, please join in to cheer on our bold friends.
Saturday, January 27 @ 11:00am
Live Ice Sculpting on Main St./ Main St. Info tent opens
Colorado Ice Sculptures LLC, Colorado's own award winning ice sculptors, will be carving parodies of Superhero characters and features starting at 11:00am and continuing throughout the day. If you've never seen this amazing process, you're in for a real treat. Bring the kids down for interactive family photo opportunities with the sculptures. Drop by the information tent to get the scoop on the weekend's activities and other specials offered by the downtown businesses. There will be activities for the kids at the tent from 11am to 1:30pm. Draw, color, or create your favorite Superhero! Kids of all ages are welcome to participate. Materials provided.
Saturday, January 27 @ 12:00pm-3:00pm
Faux Snowman Building on Main St.
Take a walk down Main St. and see the creativity of Alamosa's business community in action. Snowmen made of styrofoam, tires, and event kegs- among other items- have graced the sidewalks of historic Downtown Alamosa in year's past; see what new creative snowmen will pepper the Downtown corridor this year. Winners of the faux snowman contest will be announced at 4pm at the information tent on San Juan and Main St.
Saturday, January 27 @ 2:00pm
Superhero Costume Contest and Kiwanis Character Meet and Greet @ Nestle Toll House Cafe
New this year, divisions for ALL AGES- kids, college-age and adult!
Bring the kids and any Superhero of fantasy costume for a lively good time at San Juan and Main St. There is no charge, only a liability release; a parent must sign for minors. Prizes will be awarded to the top winners in each age division. Sign up 1:30-2:00pm at San Juan and Main St. The first 50 kids are guaranteed a participation award. Don't forget to bring your camera! After the contest, bring the kids into the Nestle Toll House cafe to meet your favorite Superheroes.
Saturday, January 27 @ 3:00pm- 7:00pm
Grub n' Pub in Downtown
Get your tickets early for one of the weekend's most popular events- the Grub n' Pub! Enjoy diverse and tasty fare from Downtown Alamosa's most popular restaurants. Tickets are good for a sample appetizer and/or a beverage at each of the participating restaurants.
For more information and to buy tickets in advance, contact the Alamosa Convention and Visitors Bureau at (719) 589-9386
Saturday, January 27 @ 7:00pm
Fire & Ice Bonfire, San Juan & Main St.
Have you ever witnessed an icy bonfire? A chimney made of ice makes for a spectacular bonfire to wrap up day one of our "Super" weekend. One year, the chimney was even shaped as an Ice Castle! Don't miss this spectacular and unique event.
Sunday, January 28 @ 8:00am
Senior Center Breakfast, Cole Park
Fuel up for the Rio Frio 5k or just come and support the Alamosa Senior Center! Feast on 2 big pancakes, bacon or sausage, and scrambled eggs for only $7. They'll have coffee, tea, milk or orange juice to drink.
Sunday, January 28 @ 10:30am
4th Annual Rio Frio 5k on Ice, Rio Grande near Cole Park
It's Back! One of America's most unique 5k races kicks off at 10:30am on Sunday, January 28. Alternate Course! Crazy warm weather is not allowing the Rio Grande to freeze, but we have a very cool course planned. A little dry land running will take you to Blanca Vista Park Ponds for an extremely scenic two loops on the frozen pond, then back to the finish at Cole Park! Traction devices for shoes are recommended for pond traversing; the lack of snow makes for a slippery surface.
Packet Pick up:
Sat. 1/27 11am-3pm at the Info Tent on San Juan
Sun. 1/28 8:30-10:15am at the Senior Center near Cole Park.